For most people who know me, know of my love for all things automotive and all things BMW. Few though are aware that the celebrated marque from Bavaria was never my first love and that it was the serpent from Milan that first captured my heart. How i lusted over having an Alfa of my […]Read more "Red Velvet: Otto’s 1/18 Alpina B10 BiTurbo"
Seven years is a pretty long time for a car to be around, but that’s how long BMW’s second generation X3 has been out. While by no means a bad car (the second generation is actually pretty in my opinion), the X3 had always sat in the shadow of the Bavarian marque’s bigger brother even […]Read more "We Cairn, we saw, we conquered: Driving the G01 BMW X3"
The last time we drove the BMW i3, it was a little over 3 years ago. Back then, BMW’s electric city runabout revolution looked and drove like a Shuttlecraft straight out of Star Trek (albeit, one with wheels). In the few short years that have gone by, we’ve also seen electrical vehicles (EVs) explode (sorry) […]Read more "Amped Up: Driving the 2017 BMW i3 Range Extender"
Pleasant perception changing surprises don’t come by very often when you are handed the test keys to almost every new BMW that rolls off the showroom floor, but I think we’ve just experienced one of these moments after driving the BMW F45 2-series Active Tourer 225xe iPerformance (phew). Utilising a 134bhp 1.5 inline 3 petrol […]Read more "2ND Time’s the charm: Driving the BMW F45 225xe Active Tourer"
Has it been that long already? With the keys to a brand new G30 in my hand, i tried my best to recall the last time i drove the previous generation 5-Series on its debut and realised 7 quick years have already gone by. If anything, i think it speaks volumes of BMW’s designers for […]Read more "Executive Express: Driving the BMW G30 540i"
They say, good things come to those who wait. While it does seem like a very sensible principle to abide by, i’ve never really been a very keen follower of that philosophy, until recently. An email appeared on my inbox with an invite to Munich, the BMW M Festival and to the 24hour race on […]Read more "Dream Drives: Navigating the Alpenstrasse in a BMW M140i"
For those riding the current wave of renewed interest in classic cars and everything “old school” in general, it can be easy to dismiss just how fantastic modern day creations can be. This retrospective adoration is not only reserved for those sitting the blazing sun sipping their single-origin sourced cuppa of magic. It’s happening to […]Read more "Refresher course: Driving the BMW 440i Gran Coupe (LCI)"